I want to set up a Raspberry Pi B2, running Jessie, with Zigbee that can connect to a home automation hub (Samsung SmartThings). I've been told that I need an XBee S2C to do this, along with some kind of USB adapter for the S2C (I want to use the USB port for communications, rather than wiring to the Pi's digio pins for serial.)
Can anyone list for me exactly which items (with exact part numbers) I need to do this? I ask for exact part numbers because there is a bewildering array of XBee options.
First, of course, I need an XBee S2C itself. I don't think I need the Pro, but I want through-hole for working with the Pi, no? So maybe the XB24CZ7PITB003 with a PCB-mounted antenna? Or do I need a wire antenna (XB24CZ7WITB003)?
Then I need an adapter board. Digi helpfully pointed me to SparkFun; I'm wondering if the WRL-11812 Explorer USB or WRL-11697 Explorer dongle will work? (The first would require a USB cable, I do understand; I might choose it because the mounting of my Pi might not allow enough room for the dongle.)
Anything else I need? Or don't know?